The Flourishing Experiment

Jeff Galloway, Olympian and running coach to millions, comes on the show to explain how you can run the rest of your life. He’s been running for 57 years, and does a marathon a month, and definitely leads by example. We had such a fascinating conversation that it’s been split up in to two episodes. During the first part of our discussion we talk about:

·         Jeff’s experience as an overweight kid and how he started to run (it might surprise you)

·         Going from the Navy to training for the Olympic Trials and what helped him qualify for the Olympics

·         How he has helped millions of people start and/or continue running

·         How to empower yourself through running

·         How to take control of your mindset to be able to take control of your running

·         Why and how the changes in the run walk run configurations have taken place

·         What a magic mile is and why it’s important for marathon training

·         What to do if you are running two marathons in a short period of time


Next week we’re going in to specific details of how to start running, get faster, how to strength train and cross train, and why moving/running is so important for our brains.

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Liz Whitteberry comes on as our Runner of the Week, and by the end of the discussion, I’m ready to come down to Texas and run every race there is. Liz and I talk about:

·         Why she wanted to run Chicago Marathon

·         Her background as a mom, wife and professional

·         What she realized when turning 40 and the changes she knew she had to make

·         What happened every time she took an exam

·         What a lifetime of inactivity has on the brain and the body, what being active brought in to her life 

·         How she started running and why she doesn’t recommend it 

·         How long it took to build up 3 miles

·         How joining a Galloway group in 2009 changed everything for her

·         Races Liz recommends which are Cowtown Half Marathon in Ft Worth which also has a 5K, 10, Half, Full and Ultra, Ft. Worth Marathon, Trinity River Marathon, Texas Threesome, Texas Quad, Wine, Not a Marathon, and Not a Marathon Wine Again

·         Liz’s Inspiring Quote “You just might be the spark to someone else that might get someone to run or go another distance”

Serena Marie comes on and answers Lawrence Johnson’s question regarding what is the ideal body fat percentage for a runner.

·         Why it’s hard to have an exact percentage

·         Why you don’t want to be a certain body fat percentage the entire year

·         How Serena is saying that same thing as the authors of our book of the month for May and June, Meb Keflezighi of Marathon for Mortals and Dr. Jordan Metzl from Running Strong 

·         What leads some runners training for long distances to weight gain

·         What to eat after a long run to refuel and replenish

Next week, Jeff Galloway is back on the show to finish our discussion and to give specific recommendations when it comes to runners trying to get a BQ, how to start running, cross training, strength training and what exercise does for the mind.

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